Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Counting Our Blessings - Linkup

Dear friends,

This will be a rather short Counting Our Blessings as I'm still recovering from my second round of chemo. I will humbly ask for specific prayer at the end of this post but I want to count my blessings, first. 😊

My experience with this last treatment was quite a bit better. Between my pain management doctor and my Oncologist, I had the medications I needed to help with the pain and other symptoms. I won't lie and tell you I was fine - I wasn't - but at least I didn't end up in the ER this time. My biggest issue is the foot and ankle pain pain and I am so blessed to have a husband who rubs in pain cream and puts warm socks on my feet to help with the pain. He has even done it in the middle of the night when the pain became so horrible, I couldn't sleep. He is truly my biggest blessing!

I have seen this Scripture in action so many times as people who have gone through chemo have reached out to me in numerous ways. One kind friend talked to me about the medicines I needed to get through the first few days after my chemo treatment. Because of her guidance, I was able to ask for specific things to help me. Another new friend sent me a huge box full of beautiful hats and scarves! What an amazing surprise! Having others who have walked this road before me, help me and bless me in so many ways has helped me mentally and spiritually.

One of my son's co-workers had these made and his station is supporting me with prayer.

The whole station is wearing these bracelets and, the police department and fire department in the town his station is in, is also wearing them! My goodness - to have all this support...it just brings tears to my eyes and gives me the encouragement I need. They chose the Scripture

He had enough made for me to give to my family and friends as well. I am incredibly touched by this and so thankful. 

On a light note, I got these cute earbuds. 😀

They came from Barnes & Noble and just made me smile! We all need silly things to just make us smile. 

My prayer requests:
  1. That the chemo will eliminate the cancer on my lung and liver after the 3rd chemo treatment so I can have my hysterectomy. 
  2. That my pain would subside and my weakness go away
  3. That the numbness in my fingertips would go away. 
Thank you so much for your cards, emails, gifts, and prayers! I can't tell you how encouraging it is to have continued support and to be remembered in so many wonderful ways!

Now it's your turn to share your own blessings! Please feel free to share anything that is uplifting to you. It can be an encouraging blog post, a recipe, a craft,.. anything, that blesses!

Blessings - Julie


  1. Praying for you, Julie. May God work in and through the chemo. May He bring relief from discomfort and peace to your mind as you go through this process and wait for the go ahead. Blessings!

  2. How wonderful to have so much love and support during this most difficult of times. I pray for healing for you, strength, and peace of mind.

  3. Such precious, blatant reminders of Jesus' love for you in this battle! I am so thankful you are surrounded by so much support and encouragement, sweet friend. Continuing to pray for you and sending much love your way today!

  4. Oh Julie. You are not the only one with tears in your eyes!! Those lovely PINK bracelets your son had made to support you! Just awesome!🤗
    My blessing to share is my new shoes! What a huge difference they have made in reducing my plantar fascitiis pain.


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